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Volvo Optimized Series Offers Better Fuel Efficiency, Payload for Regional Haul

October 28, 2013 - Products

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Volvo's Optimized Series offers weight- and fuel-saving benefits for regional haulers.

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks in North America says its new Optimized Series, now available for order, includes eight models equipped with proven fuel- and weight-saving specifications for regional tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van or flatbed applications.

As part of the Optimized Series, Volvo Trucks is also offering a mid-roof design for its VNM 430 and VNL 430 sleepers to provide additional headroom.
Optimized Volvo VNM 200, VNM 430 mid-roof and VNL 630 models are on display this week in Houston at the National Tank Truck Carriers’ 30th annual Tank Truck Show & Maintenance Seminar.
Volvo Trucks’ Optimized Series of vehicles includes:

  • VNM 200 and VNL 300 daycabs
  • VNM 430 and VNL 430 flat-top sleepers
  • VNM 430 and VNL 430 mid-roof sleepers
  • VNM 630 and VNL 630 mid-roof sleepers

Optimized daycabs, 430 sleepers and the VNM 630 model feature a Volvo D11 engine with 405 horsepower and 1,550 pounds-feet of torque and the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission.

The optimized Volvo VNL 630 model is spec'd with a Volvo D13 engine featuring 435 horsepower and 1,750 pounds-feet of torque. All Optimized Series models use an aluminum fifth wheel, Michelin wide-base single tires, aluminum wheels, 6x2 tandem rear axle configuration with rear-tag axle and Volvo Optimized Air Suspension rated up to 38,000 pounds.


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